The roller bearing trade is digitally behind - purchasing and sales still too often bundle resources unnecessarily for inefficient communication and inquiries that go nowhere. This could have been done more efficiently long ago. Does this sound familiar: From finding the right bearings to making inquiries to successfully closing a sale or purchase, way too much time goes by every time. You're tired of it and ask yourself: Can't everything be simpler these days? The answer: yes! It's time to ignite the digitalization turbo in the roller bearing trade. For simpler processes that conserve human resources, make trading easier, and make it more profitable.
What interests you in particular?
- The longer you put off digitization, the greater the gap between you and your competitors.
- Digitalization will soon no longer be a utopia: This is how the roller bearing trade can move into the future
- Even as a digital novice - this is how you ignite the digitization turbo
- But the data protection!
- Finally prioritizing what is important through digitization
The longer you put off digitization, the greater the gap between you and your competitors.
Roller bearing trading is very much about availability and prices. Those who invested in the digitization of trading processes at an early stage are at an advantage: both digital infrastructures and know-how are already in place. It's more important than ever that you don't miss the boat to the digital age. The more companies in the roller bearing trade switch on the digital turbo, the better it will be for the entire industry: Both buyers and sellers benefit from efficient digital trading platforms with reliable inventories and secure transactions.
Buzzwords such as digital transformation or Industry 4.0 tend to evoke question marks or excessive demands. The way to lead a company into the digital age should be step by step. Start small and go big.
Digitalization will soon no longer be a utopia: This is how the roller bearing trade can move into the future
We don't have a crystal ball, but some trends are very clear. One of these is that e-commerce is also picking up noticeably in the trade in industrial goods such as roller bearings. Customers are increasingly buying the bearings they need directly online. This is faster, easier and saves valuable resources. E-mail and telephone ping-pong are no longer in keeping with the times. With an account at a modern, digital trading platform, you have direct access to all processes at all times: You can always keep stock levels and products up to date on your own and also view those of other retailers. You can also check orders and delivery processes yourself. And of course, purchases and sales are also processed efficiently via the platform.
Your company can automate many processes thanks to simplified interfaces. For example, you can connect an ERP or merchandise management system to a trading platform and use new sales and purchasing channels quickly and easily. Invoicing and order confirmation run automatically and tie up less capacity. This is a particularly useful solution for repetitive work.
The more digital exchange takes place with market companions, the fairer and more transparent trade will become. This is a great opportunity for the roller bearing industry and sets it up for the future. If prices, availability and customers are no longer discussed behind closed doors, but transparently and openly, everyone involved will benefit.
All digital content is based on data. Thanks to automatic recording of incoming and outgoing goods, it is possible to sell current stocks via the digital platform without running the risk of double sales. The digital automatic mapping of the warehouse also makes it easier to remove goods that are not relevant for sales and to maintain the master data. This saves you from cumbersome manual data entry.
Digitization simplifies your work processes and saves time. This frees up your staff and creates time and space for further training and new projects. You can also free up budget for external support. In addition, a rolling bearing business that is up to date with the latest digital technology becomes more attractive for new specialists. Modern workplaces and innovative working methods inspire employees and promote motivation and satisfaction.
Even as a digital novice - this is how you ignite the digitization turbo
The advantages of digital bearing trading are obvious. You (also) want to get started, but don't know where or how? Don't let that scare you off, there is a smart solution: a central and bundled contact point for roller bearing trading. It's so user-friendly that you can operate it intuitively without much prior knowledge. Nor does it require a complicated IT infrastructure. That means you can get started right away. You are supported and accompanied right from the start. In this way, the digitization of the roller bearing trade will also be a success for your company.
Get started right away digitally with many advantages:
- You can view orders and requests at any time and from anywhere.
- Thanks to electronic data exchange, delivery bills and invoices are no longer lost and can always be retrieved.
- You can close purchases or sales much faster and thus increase your revenue.
- Reduce your open inquiries with fast and binding purchases & sales and digital order confirmations.
- Thanks to daily updated inventory data, there are no more inquiries that come to nothing. You can see directly whether a roller bearing is available and in what actual quantity.
- You save the costs for your own online store and can invest them elsewhere.
- You can quickly and easily connect to marketplaces like Bearing X and get started right away.
But data protection!
Data security is an important issue in the digital age. BEARING X is a German platform developed by a German company strictly in accordance with German data protection regulations.
Our system structure is based on the peer-to-peer method. This means that each user remains the master of his or her own data, which is not stored centrally. External access is virtually impossible: each trader can only access the trading platform via his own specific IP address. In addition, only European and reputable traders have access to the platform. Furthermore, each user himself controls which market participants are shown data such as roller bearing inventories and prices.
How digital transparency affects prices
Digital trading on suitable platforms is ensuring ever greater price transparency. Prices are no longer calculated at the customer's request, but are fixed and visible. Transactions with large margins are thus becoming increasingly rare and are only possible for rare and hard-to-find roller bearings. This opens up new opportunities: If you as a trader experiment with the correspondingly lower prices, completely new market shares and customer groups open up for you.
A user-friendly digital trading platform also makes things easier in day-to-day business: You can adjust prices digitally at lightning speed and add discounts or surcharges to base prices once they have been defined. This works quickly and dynamically via the BEARING X interface. In any case, a digital trading platform is the ideal basis for you as a trader to experiment with prices and margins and to find out individually what works for your business. A thorough examination of your pricing makes your trade fit for the future!
Finally prioritizing what is important through digitization
By digitizing your trade, you speed up processes, relieve your employees of repetitive work, and your entire workforce has more time for the important things. At last, it is possible to direct human resources to the places where value is created. You can also spend more time on new projects in the company or train your employees in exciting areas of work. Or you can develop new strategies for your company's digital commerce on the platform.
Smart tools make it easier for you to get started or change over. They also strengthen your own IT infrastructure, because IT staff can focus on their actual work and, with a smart platform, don't have to do any more work.